Keywords : Badees

"Educational Reformist Speech by of Imam Abdul-Hameed Bin Badees"

Rabha Mohamed KH; Nihaya Mohamed S

College Of Basic Education Research Journal, 2014, Volume 13, Issue 2, Pages 851-876

Imam Abdul-Hameed Bin Badees, the founder of Algerian Muslim Scholars Association, was regarded as one of the Algerian prominent scholars in educational reforming. Among the association leaders, he was distinguished by harangue, vision and method. He was educated and was living the tragedy of his society and culture in his own way. His comprehensive reformist activity, which was social, political, educational, religious and patriotic, had a prominent role in restoring Islamic Arabic prestige to Algeria and creating a society which could stand against the invaders to attain independence.
After being occupied by France in (1830 A.D.), the Algerian society was obviously controlled by the French culture that even some people of Algerian society were affected by it. In addition, Islamic thought was widely controlled by Sufism. These led to spreading heresies and myths. So, Algerian reformist scholars together with Imam Abdul-Hameed Bin Badees were pushed to search for means and ways to get the Algerian society out of retardation and ignorance and also to rid Islam of all what was falsely attached to it, i.e. all the things which afflicted the Islamic nation in general and the Algerian society in particular. So, the Imam directed all his reformist and educational efforts to treat the society by demanding to refer to Holly Qur'an and Sunnah through his reformist speeches which he was delivering in his lessons and teachings in Mosques, as well as his publications on papers which he published.
This research aims at eliciting the aspects of the Imam's reformist speech in education, teaching and press. Thus, it was decided to divide the research into: an introduction about the concept of speech and its importance in reforming; a summary about the life and personality of Imam Bin Badees. Furthermore, the educational reform in the teaching domain and the role of scholars and press in teaching and educational reform from the speech of Imam Bin Badees were also tackled.